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Physical Therapy Assistant - Wheaton, IL

Company: Addus HomeCare
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

External DescriptionPOSITION SUMMARY: The Physical Therapist Assistant is responsible for providing physical therapy treatment under the supervision ofa qualified physical therapist in accordance with the plan of care.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:---Provides direct physical therapy according to directions of a qualified physical therapist and in accordance with thephysician's plan of care and as defined in the state Physical Therapy Practice Act.---Treats patient to relieve pain, develop or restore function, and maintain maximum performance.---Directs and aids patients in active and passive therapeutic exercises, muscle reeducation, gait and functional training,transfer activities and prosthetic training.---Administer non-complex therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, traction, heat, light, cold, water and electricalmodalities to clients with relatively stable conditions---Instruct, motivate and assist clients in learning and improving functional activities---Observe clients progress and response to treatment and report finding to the physical therapist---Assist in preparing clinical notes and progress reports documenting physical therapy treatments performed and submit themfor review into the clinical record---Report any changes in the client's condition to the qualified supervising Physical Therapist and Director of Nursing/ Directorof Therapy. Changes in the plan of care may be made following authorization, instruction and supervision by the PhysicalTherapist---Instructs patients in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes, and prosthetic or orthotic devices.---Participate in case conference, staff meeting and in-service education programs---Participate in educating the client/caregiver---Communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team---Participate in the educational program of the new staff and students in the area of practice---Maintains accurate clinical records, keeping track of goals and progress of clients---Abides by all regulations, policies, procedures and standards---Teaches clients how to properly perform exercise techniques---Perform other duties as assignedPERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:---Maintains positive internal and external customer service relationships---Maintains open lines of communication---Plans and organizes work effectively and ensures its completion---Meets all productivity requirements---Demonstrates team behavior and promotes a team-oriented environment---Actively participates in Continuous Quality Improvement, educational programs, and staff meetings---Represents the organization professionally at all timesPOSITION REQUIREMENTS COMPETENCIES:---Graduate of an accredited physical therapy assistant program with either an Associate's degree in science or appliedscience that is approved by American Physical Therapy Association, Inc.---Current licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the state of practiceAddus provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Addus HomeCare, Wheaton , Physical Therapy Assistant - Wheaton, IL, Other , Wheaton, Illinois

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